No-Thing = Every-thing = Always-So.
When we flow with No-Thing we’re basically removing resistance aren’t we? We’re giving up wielding our judgement that seeks to categorise the thousand things into Yes or No, Right or Wrong, Acceptable or Unacceptable…
Exactly. And the end result?
Wonder, on tap. Every-where.
Spot on. Our wonder is not diminished by this incident, or that, because essentially there is no more ‘this or that’.
-21- The Great Virtue is to follow the Tao and only the Tao. The Tao is shadowy and intangible. Intangible and evasive, and yet within it is a form. Evasive and intangible, and yet within it is a substance. Shadowy and dark, and yet within it is a vital force. This vital force is real and can be relied upon. From ancient times to the present the Tao’s instructions have not been forgotten. Through it can be perceived the beginning of the story of life. How do I know how it was at the beginning of the story of life? Because of what is within me. (Tao Te Ching Chap 21, pg 13)
I like Stefan Stenudd’s commentary about this inscrutability factor (shadowy, evasive, intangible, dark… with a vital force within it) of the Tao:
‘Einstein proved that time is not a constant. Much to his frustration, quantum physics discovered that the smallest pieces of matter refuse inspection, since they are affected by our scrutiny. Not to mention string theory, yet to be accepted, where the building blocks of the universe seem to be dancing. The universe appears to be described quite accurately, although obscurely, by the words of Lao Tzu.’ Stefan Stenudd
So, the Tao, just like particles, can not be examined because it is affected by our scrutiny, like the bird that senses our gaze and flies away before our eyes can focus upon it.
So what’s the answer? Not to look upon the mysterious at all and get on with life, or to let our side-eyed gaze hover around the periphery of the mysterious, as one might try to catch sight of a person’s aura?
Good question. Settling now into meditation…
**** 10 min med with Insight Timer****
- KEEP ON ASKING GOOD QUESTIONS…
- OF US AND OF YOUR TEACHERS…
- AND THE MYSTERIOUS, THE INSCRUTABLE, WILL REVEAL ITSELF AT THE CORRECT PACE FOR YOU.
Lovely lovely lovely!
I want to open two new Categories in this diary-blog: How To (where I put questions to you) and With My Teachers (conversations with people who have supported and taught me, on what they know and what they shared with me).
Is that a good plan? #AskingGoodQuestions
Softly. Always softly. Asking softly and listening softly. Rest with today’s insight for now. Asking good questions is a precious art in the Taoist path.
I am asking good questions (softly, and listening, softly).
I am asking good questions